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Ajderev wrote:I'm considering the Seahog Commodore from the DoneDeal advert below.
https://www.donedeal.ie/boats-for-sale/ ... ampaign=14
I went to see it today. It looks good for its age as long as I can tell.
Comes with a good braked roller trailer, and we did a test run for 15 min the engine works well as well.
It was able to do 20 knots with two of us (I would estimate around 220kg). Is this what a 50hp should do on this type of boat.
Is this looks like a good buy?
I need to confirm do I get it or not by Tuesday. I will really appreciate if someone with experience with this boat can comment.
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Ajderev wrote:I have got the Seahog Commodore. So I joined the small boat owners.
The boat is adequate for its age as long as I can tell. It has a few deeper scratches around an inch of the Gelcoat but nothing major.
The front corners look like they have met unmovable objects the rubber fender is flattened, and one of them has a slight crack.
The biggest concern I think, is the foam under the service holes is wet.
There is a bung as the drilling video of JimC shows with no plug on it. The owner didn't even know it was there.
When you put the boat on the ramp, some water is coming out of it and drain on the bag of the stern plug.
Is there is any way to dry the foal or once it is soaked the only solution is to open the deck get rid of the whet foam and refill it?
The deck has no flex at all so hopefully, no rot anywhere in it. Prop the boat up and see will much of it drain out over time.
The engine is F50AET I think it is 2003. It works well. I drove it for 15 mins slow and fast. I trimmed it up and full trouble it hits 6000rpm with 20knots on a lake.
It has hydrofoil fins. Should I keep them or take them down? I personally think they are not of much use on an engine that has trim and tils anyway. The owner probably fitted them in order to compensate for the underpowered motor
The propeller has no marking on it and has circle piece missing on one of the blades the rest of the blades are fine. Should I look to replace it, and if yes what pitch on prop should I look for? The current pitch should be marked on your prop. You can get the blade repaired. I would replace and get the old one repaired as a spare.
I was told that full service of the engine was done and new bearings of the trailer and two new 36AMP batteries were changed six months ago.
The sacrificial anodes on the engine looked brand new. The small one still has the sticker with the price on it.
The trailer has virtually no brakes but other than that it looks in good shape.
The rollers are all rolling freely, and al pivot points are also moving freely. No rust on the trailer except the brakes drums and rotted our brake wires
The trailer looks like a heavy-duty Hallmark trailer for huge boats.
Can someone tell me form the info below how heavy the trailer is? That is the plate off the hitch. There should be another plate giving the gross weight etc. If indespension this will say Indespension or Hallmark
And last, is there must do things after you get a new boat, like change the timing belt? That would depend on the hours on the engine.
Also If someone can give me a hint how I can check the VHF is it working right not just lights on? You can check using another handheld VHF to see if you are broadcasting. The best way to do it is to use the VHF to contact your local Coastguard Station and request a radio check. They will tell you how you are being received.
I appreciate the advises I got in here. Thank you all.
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